Guys? What's the difference between 'l'uomini' and 'gli uomini'? They both apparently mean 'the men' but this exercise only accepeted 'gli uomini'... Did I make a mistake, or is this a glitch?
Gli uomini is the only correct one. Has l'uomini popped up perhaps in multiple choice questions?
L' is used before singular masculine nouns that start with a vowel, such as uomo. Gli is used before plural masculine nouns that start with a vowel, such as uomini. L'uomini unfortunately does not exist, there are a lot of articles to memorize in Italian! Here are a few other examples:
- l'orso (the bear) gli orsi (the bears)
- l'elefante (the elephant) gli elefanti (the elephants)
- l'aeroplano (the airplane) gli aeroplani (the airplanes)